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Red Hot Fury (Shades of Fury Series #1)

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3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

exciting urban fantasy investigative thriller

Like the other Fury Sisterhood members, Marissa "Riss" Holloway protects mortals from the others. For the last five years, Riss has been the Chief Magical Investigator in Boston.

When an arcane body corpse is found in Boston Harbor, she leads the official inquiry....
Like the other Fury Sisterhood members, Marissa "Riss" Holloway protects mortals from the others. For the last five years, Riss has been the Chief Magical Investigator in Boston.

When an arcane body corpse is found in Boston Harbor, she leads the official inquiry. Riss is shocked because the corpse is that of her Fury sister Ness, who was her best friend before their dispute ended all contact. Even more stunning to the cop is Ness' tattoos have been slightly magically modified. Riss notifies her superiors only to be suspended although she fails to comprehend why. Her theory is someone at the top of the leadership does not want a real homicide investigation. When an assassin tries to kill her, Riss asks her ex, shapeshifting Warhound Scott Murphy, to help her as she investigates the murder, the reason she was removed from the case and the attempt on her life that she believes is tied together with the only probable cause being someone is generating a cross-species war.

This exciting urban fantasy investigative thriller takes off once the uneven difficult to read introduction to the key players and a paranormal Boston are established. From that point readers obtain an enjoyable investigative thriller starring a kick butt heroine (the sub-genre is inundated with these tough females) who follows leads into the upper crust and cesspool communities resided by human and paranormal beings. Her efforts along side Murphy make Red Hot Fury an overall entertaining tale as Boston comes alive with the others because the heroine seeks vengeance for her former BFF and to prevent genocide.

Harriet Klausner

posted by harstan on May 23, 2010

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2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

Red Hot Mess!

I really wanted to like this book and I was disappointed that it was so corny. The author seemed like she was trying to hard to incorporate stolen ideas from not one but most of the modern pop culture TV into this one novel. I feel like the first chapter alone combined...
I really wanted to like this book and I was disappointed that it was so corny. The author seemed like she was trying to hard to incorporate stolen ideas from not one but most of the modern pop culture TV into this one novel. I feel like the first chapter alone combined episodes of Charmed, Law & Order and Smallville. This book has poser written all over it for me and I have zero patience for it. The Superhuman healing comments were way over the top, juvenile and irritating as hell.

Needless to say, I didn't particularly care for this book, and I won't be reading the next book in the series Green Eyed Envy. The only thing interesting about this book is the cover.

posted by kitkat3ny on August 4, 2010

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  • Posted May 23, 2010

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    exciting urban fantasy investigative thriller

    Like the other Fury Sisterhood members, Marissa "Riss" Holloway protects mortals from the others. For the last five years, Riss has been the Chief Magical Investigator in Boston.

    When an arcane body corpse is found in Boston Harbor, she leads the official inquiry. Riss is shocked because the corpse is that of her Fury sister Ness, who was her best friend before their dispute ended all contact. Even more stunning to the cop is Ness' tattoos have been slightly magically modified. Riss notifies her superiors only to be suspended although she fails to comprehend why. Her theory is someone at the top of the leadership does not want a real homicide investigation. When an assassin tries to kill her, Riss asks her ex, shapeshifting Warhound Scott Murphy, to help her as she investigates the murder, the reason she was removed from the case and the attempt on her life that she believes is tied together with the only probable cause being someone is generating a cross-species war.

    This exciting urban fantasy investigative thriller takes off once the uneven difficult to read introduction to the key players and a paranormal Boston are established. From that point readers obtain an enjoyable investigative thriller starring a kick butt heroine (the sub-genre is inundated with these tough females) who follows leads into the upper crust and cesspool communities resided by human and paranormal beings. Her efforts along side Murphy make Red Hot Fury an overall entertaining tale as Boston comes alive with the others because the heroine seeks vengeance for her former BFF and to prevent genocide.

    Harriet Klausner

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 10, 2012

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    I LOVED this book! I found it to be highly entertaining and I'v

    I LOVED this book! I found it to be highly entertaining and I've read the 2nd one also and I'm eagerly awaiting the new one. The idea is fresh and there's enough of a twist that you stay interested.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 5, 2010

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    Great take on the Furies!

    Really enjoyed this one! I don't think I've read a book featuring furies before, and never really knew their mythology. Love it when I come across new myths and legends! Liked the background provided about harpies and warhounds as well. Very cool!

    Really liked Riss, the Fury who is trying to track down why Arcanes have been disappearing, and why someone wants her to think that her missing best friend is dead. She's one of those kickass heroines that I love, and I really liked her. Maybe it was her struggle to do the right thing, and keep a lid on her rage? I can totally relate to that. (be afraid! be very afraid!) *L*

    Anyway, once Riss is suspended from her job as Chief Magical Investigator and realizes that assassins are trying to kill her, she turns to the only person she can trust to keep her safe; her ex-love, Scott. Helps that his family are warhound mercenaries, another species I wasn't familiar with. Let's pause for a moment and bask in the sheer animal magnetism of Scott the warhound....*sigh*...um, sorry, where was I?

    So we have a Fury trying to solve a mystery with no back-up, while on the run from the authorities and assassins both. The possibility of sparks flying with an ex. The discovery that Arcanes have been disappearing over the last few years. All connected to a horrible, evil plot that could lead to war between the races. Whoa!

    Really enjoyed this book! Good action, interesting characters, a great heroine, sexy-yet-not-annoying men, and an actual plot! Kasey is a very talented writer, and I really enjoyed the universe she came up with. This is listed as a Shades of Fury novel, so hoping that it will be a series! Would love to see more of Riss and Scott, want to see what happens with Cori, curious about how Olivia will turn out, want more of the harpies, and would like to meet more of the Murphy clan. And did I mention my new fascination with warhounds?

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 7, 2012

    Excellent read!!

    I really enjoyed the characters.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted December 6, 2011

    4 out of 5

    Can't wait for the next book.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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